Blackboard Workshops

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Introduction to Blackboard

Are you new to Blackboard? Would you like to learn more about this online course management system?  In this class, you will learn how to add, modify and remove basic content in Blackboard.  You will also be introduced to course layout and design.

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Handout Available: Blackboard Quick GuideGetting Started in Blackboard

Blackboard Basic Course Tools

This course is for Blackboard users who are comfortable with adding basic content and want to broaden their Blackboard skills with adding class announcements, creating staff profiles, utilizing the course calendar, adding tasks, sending email and using the discussion board.

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Blackboard Online Attendance Tool

Are you tired of having to write down your class attendance in a notebook?  Would you like to save all of your class attendance in a save, central location that you can access from any location with an internet connection?  Sounds like you need to learn more about the Online Attendance Tool in your Blackboard control panel!

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Blackboard Manage Users

Would you like to add students, staff and faculty members as Teaching Assistants to your course? Roster Manager allows you to keep track and manage your class roster

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Blackboard Wikis, Blogs and Journals

A workshop for intermediate Blackboard users who wish to utilize the Wiki (website), Blog and/or Journal tools in Blackboard.  You will learn the differences between the three tools and how to deploy and manage them.

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Blackboard Safe Assign

Are you currently looking for an anti-plagiarism tool that will integrate easily into your course?  Blackboard now offers  Safe Assign, a built in module that will work within your course to easily deploy and manage "safe assignments" which are compared against international databases for content.

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Blackboard Grade Center

If you would like to track your grading automatically in Blackboard, use Grade Center.  This tools allows you to automatically apply, track and weigh grades throughout the semester in a dynamic spreadsheet format.

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Weighing Grades in Grade Center

Is weighting grades becoming a pain?  Blackboard Grade Center makes it easy by automatically calculating your weights for assignments, assessments, projects, etc.  If you would like to learn how to automatically weight grades in Blackboard Grade Center, this class is for you!

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Blackboard Assignment Manager

Are you sick of collecting, grading and tracking paper assignments?  With Blackboard Assignment Manager you can assign, collect and grade homework assignments directly within your Blackboard course!

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Blackboard Assessments

Are you tired of grading paper intensive exams?  Utilize test manager to better organize your students assessments and deploy them within your Blackboard course shell.  No paper?  No problem!

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Respondus Test Manager

Do you use Blackboard test manager but are tired of manually creating assessments? With Respondus, you can use pre-made exams from Word Documents and upload them to Blackboard! This workshop covers the basics of Respondus; how to import data, create your test and upload it to the Blackboard Learning System.

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Respondus LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use LockDown Browser, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.

Handout Available: Respondus LockDown Browser

Blackboard Share Tab (Content Collections)

Do you find it difficult to organize your course content over multiple course shells? Would you like to have a central location where you can store your content and have access to it from any internet ready location? The Blackboard Share Tab is a file repository and so much more! Learn how to upload files, share content with colleagues and students and bookmark the content of others.

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Blackboard Student App

Interested in accessing your blackboard course from your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone? Welcome to Blackboard Mobile Learn. With this tool, you will now have access to blackboard through the blackboard mobile learn application installed on your apple item.

ConnectYard

ConnectYard is a communication tool that allows you to reach your students via text message, Facebook, Twitter, and email straight from your Blackboard course shell. ConnectYard is located in your "course tools" area but also automatically sends messages to students when you post announcements and discussion board threads!

Handout Available: ConnectYard

CourseSmart

CourseSmart is the world's largest provider of eTextbooks and digital course materials. The CourseSmart catalog includes over 90% of the core textbooks in use today in North American Higher Education from leading publishers including Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson and many others. CourseSmart's comprehensive selection gives you an efficient way to find and access the course materials you need in one place. Enjoy the benefits of anytime, anywhere access from any web browser and on many popular devices (including the Android, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch).

Handout Available: CourseSmart, FAQ CourseSmart

Blackboard ePortfolio

Students have the opportunity to create an e-Portfolio. An e-Portfolio is an electronic personalized space where students can broadcast their professional self on the web. E-Portfolios allow students to show a collection of their work to faculty and employers. This is a value-added piece accessible to students that will set them apart from peers at different colleges competing for the same job.

Handout Available: Exercise Science Clinical Rotation ePortfolio Instructions, The Human Journey ePortfolio Instructions, Welch Experience ePortfolio Instructions

Blackboard Boot Camp

Developed by IT Training & Support as a 3-day intensive solution for Blackboard beginners. Boot Camp will provide faculty and staff with the knowledge required to have a successful experience while utilizing the Blackboard system.

Topics Include:

  • What is Blackboard?
  • Blackboard Basic Course Tools
  • Assignment Manager
  • Blogs & Wikis
  • Assessments
  • Grade Center
  • Respondus Test Manager
  • Content System (Share Tab)
  • Course Maintenance